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Re: devel/git and devel/git-base are confusing

On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:10:02PM +0200, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
 > > 5 packages? It pulls in pcre2, curl, libunistring, both libidn and
 > > libidn2, plus perl and 17 assorted perl modules, which is a mess in
 > > its own right. git-gitk adds to this: tk and tcl.
 > > 
 > > tcl and tk together are not even a third the size of perl.
 > > 
 > > cvs depends on nothing (except the zlib in base) so you're way off the
 > > mark.
 > The package is fatter, but git itself can disable all of them and can
 > live without event pthread and iconv.

That's as may be, but what this thread is actually howling at length
about is the bloat of whether or not the default git package installs
tcl... when it also installs perl unconditionally.

This seems silly.

David A. Holland

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